Inspections of bridges is an important, ongoing process with over 600,000 bridges across the United States. Through these inspections, data is collected on the condition of the primary components of the structure to ensure that they are safe for the nearly four billion vehicles that cross these bridges daily.
One of the major concerns of bridge inspections is the safety of the inspection crews, construction workers, pedestrians, and commuters. Unfortunately, as most contractors know, accidents can happen at any time and in the event of a bridge inspection accident, the results are often deadly.
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Causes of Bridge Inspection Accidents
Bridge inspections, construction, and repairs involve serious hazards for a variety of individuals, including construction workers, equipment operators, engineers, contractors, inspectors, and commuters and pedestrians. The possibility of a total bridge collapse is rare, however, bridge inspection accidents are a reality.
The most common causes of bridge inspection accidents include:
- Ignored safety standards
- Use of equipment too heavy for the bridge
- Lack of fall prevention equipment
- Tipped equipment
- Defective under bridge inspection unit
- Human error
While bridge inspection accidents are not tracked comprehensively, the general consensus is that most accidents of this type could be prevented by more stringent safety measures and common-sense precautions on the part of the bridge inspection crews.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to negligence on the job site or a defective product, an experienced personal injury lawyer can review your claim and determine if there were unsafe working conditions, potential OSHA violations, and other hazards that may have existed at the time of your accident. They will also determine who may be liable for your injuries and damages and what compensation you may be entitled to.
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